Good morning. Here’s the news roundup.
- Linklaters acts on Microsoft’s $2.5bn deal for Minecraft as the firm sees deal flurry (via Legal Business)
- EE to take over 58 Phones 4U stores (via BBC News)
- Death row inmates challenge electric chair in Tennessee execution protocol (via The Guardian)
- Freshfields tops UK rankings as global M&A soars by 55 per cent in first nine months of 2014 (via The Lawyer)
- PM Holds Talks On English Votes For English Law (via Sky News)
- ‘Romanian Nuremberg’ trial for Communist labour camp commander (via The Guardian)
- Texas court throws out anti-‘upskirt’ photography law for ‘violating right to freedom of expression’ (via The Independent)
- Twitter GC is awarded $7.3m worth of shares one year post-IPO (via Legal Week)
- Alibaba surges 38% in huge IPO debut (via CNN)
- Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond (via The Independent)
- Alice Gross: Police Ask For File On Suspect (via Sky News)
- Plans to cut criminal legal aid in doubt after court ruling (via The Guardian)
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